A fundraiser in support of preservationist group Atchafalaya Basinkeeper will feature live music, an art auction and bottomless mimosa brunch Sunday at Artmosphere in Lafayette.
Expect musical performances from Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux, Drew Landry, Sweet Cecilia and Faren Serette, among others, along with informational speeches about the Basin’s importance to south Louisiana’s culture and livelihood.
The artwork of local artists, photographers and artisans will be auctioned off, as will a cypress pirogue crafted for the event by Cajun boat builder Serette.
Funds from the event will go toward Basinkeeper’s monitoring and enforcement program, which advocates and enforces compliance with environmental laws that protect and restore the environmental health of the Atchafalaya Basin and Louisiana’s forested coastal wetlands.
Cover is $10. Ten percent of all bar and food sales will go toward Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. Activities begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
After-school media program
Registration for AOC Community Media’s after-school creative program, “Muse,” continues for anyone 12 to 18 years old.
Participants will learn 2-D and 3-D animation, green-screen storytelling, radio and podcast production, and multiple editing programs through the 11-session program that begins Jan. 26.
Participation is free but offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so preregistration is encouraged. Each session is from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Register at aocinc.org/learn.asp or learn more by emailing AOC Education Coordinator Rike Hass at email@example.com.
District 6 resident meeting
Lafayette Parish School Board District 6 member Justin Centanni begins his monthly district meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lafayette High.
Centanni said the meeting is open to those who live in and outside District 6, and it’s an opportunity for residents to discuss concerns and share ideas about the school system.
Grammy winner to perform
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and five-time Grammy-winner Flaco Jiménez takes the stage for two performances this week with Los Texmaniacs and The Revelers at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Regarded as the definitive Tex-Mex accordionist, Jiménez’s career spans more than six decades and includes collaborations with Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana.
Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Tickets start at $20.
Jung workshop scheduled
The C.J. Jung Society of Lafayette will present a lecture and workshop Saturday and Sunday that focuses on Jung’s teachings on addiction.
David Schoen, a licensed clinical social worker and certified Jungian analyst from Covington, will present “The Psychodynamics of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. A Saturday workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will address the “Archetypal Evil of Addiction in Fairy Tale, Myth and Religion.”
Both events will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette and are open to anyone interested in the teachings of Jung or the fields of mythology and religion. Cost is $55 for both events or $20 for the lecture alone. Discounts are available to college students, faculty and staff.
Preregister at cjjung lafayettela.org.